MCPSS is contributing to the movie making in downtown Mobile
Downtown Mobile is abuzz as big-name actors have been in and out of town filming three major movies over the past year.
Now, it's MCPSS's turn to be in the spotlight as Barton Academy is the site of filming this week for the movie Somnia, a horror film staring Kate Bosworth.
The movie is about an orphan whose dreams and nightmares manifest physically as he sleeps, according to the Internet Movie Database.
Mobile County Public Schools is leasing Barton - which, built in the 1830's was Alabama's first public - to the film crew for a small donation.
Scott Newell, coordinator of environmental services for Mobile County Public Schools, said the school system is pleased to be part of the city's efforts to promote filming in the Port City. "It creates jobs." Read more here.
Davidson High School has placed sixth overall in the South’s BEST Robotics competition.
A team of 42 students from Davidson competed against teams from 56 other schools in the competition, held at Auburn University over the weekend. To make it to this competition, teams had to qualify at local competition.
Baker High placed 27th.
“The 42 members of Davidson’s robotics teams worked hundreds of hours on a task that many adults could not accomplish,” said Davidson teacher Mike Fletcher. “Their attention to detail and determination showed that they are prepared to take on any challenge.” Read more here.
MCPSS ready to "Stuff the Bus" with toys
The Mobile County Public School System is partnering with WKRG Channel 5 to make the holidays happier for needy children.
We are asking students, teachers and other system employees to bring new, unwrapped toys to donate as part of WKRG’s Great Toy Drive.
We hope to STUFF THE BUS (actually, two buses) full of toys.
Please bring a toy to your school between now and Dec. 13.The following week, our two “It Starts With Us” buses will head out to different schools to collect the toys. Read more here.
Mobile County passes L.A. and D.C. with Facebook likes; next target is Denver
As we near 7,000 Facebook likes, Mobile County Public Schools have surpassed the much larger school districts of Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
In our quest to become the most liked school system in the country on Facebook, we need about 380 likes to pass Denver.
Eventually, we'd like to catch up to New York. Click here to like the Mobile County Public Schools Facebook page.